12.45pm: TALK – Tara Jackson: The connection between exploiting animals for food and animal testing

Nicole Mathewson

The connection between exploiting animals for food and animal testing

Tara Jackson (Kāti Māmoe), New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society Executive Director

Tara has worked for NZAVS for six years now and has extensive knowledge of the animal experimentation industry. NZAVS is a non-profit organisation that campaigns to end animal experimentation and defend the animals used in science in Aotearoa.

Tara is also the founder of the popular online resource A Guide to Vegan, where she spends her spare time promoting vegan-friendly products, recipes and restaurants to make veganism easier for people living in Aotearoa. She has been vegan for about eight years and was vegetarian for many years before that.